Age, time and cohort factors in mortality from cancer of the cervix

J Hyg (Lond). 1973 Jun;71(2):253-9. doi: 10.1017/s0022172400022725.


Data for mortality from cancer of the cervix in England and Wales by 5-year age groups and four quinquennia (1951-70) are analysed. The logarithms of the mortality rates are regressed on age group, epoch of death and epoch of birth. The factors obtained are considered in relation to particular features of the mortality pattern, such as the reversal of trend in certain age groups.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • England
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Time Factors
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / mortality*
  • Wales